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i:UAL AXD EXACT JUSTICE" TO ALL lUElY, OF WHATEVER STATE Oil PERSUASION, RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL, Thos. Jefferson,
M'AimiUli, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, DECEMBER 4, 1850.
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THE MAIDEN'S RESOLUTION.
Oh, I'll tell you of a follow,
Of a follow I huvo soon,
Who is noithor white nor yellow,
. But is altogothcr groonl .
Then his name is 'nt eliarming,
For it's only common "Bill j"
And ho wUhoa mo to wed htm,
lie has told me of a cottago,
Of a cottngo'mong the trees,
And don't yo JJJu'a tiio gaulsoy
'lumuku OU his knees 1 ,
Whilo tho tears tho fellow wasted
Wore enough to turn a mill ;
And ho beggod me to accept liim,
But Thardly think I will.
Oh, he whispered of dovotion,
Of devotion pure aud deep,
But it scorned so very silly
That I nearly fell asleep ;
And.hotbiults it would bo I'leasnnt,
As wo journey down thu hill, '
To go hand In hand togotlior, '
..... : But I hardly think JwlIUL - : .
lie was hertvkst night to see me,
And ho maje so long a stay,
I bogun to think the bloukheud ;
Ko'cr meant to go away;
At the first I learned to bote him,
" And I know I lmtohim still,
Yet he urges nie to havo him,
But I hardly think 1 will.'
I am sure I wouldtnt choose Lint, :
But the very dnco is in it ;
A nd ho says if I refuse hint
Ho couldn't live a minute, , .
And yon know tho blessed Bibla
Plainly says "we musn't kill,".. '
So I've thought the mutter ovor,
'And I rather think I will., . .
My Cousin from the Country.
BY MRS. M. A. DENISON.
A tall Yankee told the story; a man
bony, hard-featured, yet upon whose
countenance the llmightyhad stamp
ed genius in unmistakable characters.
Said he, when 1 was a young man,
1 was awkward, as l beiievo all young
men are, whoso stature overran their
years. I had grown so fast that peo
ple where I lived looked up to me,
and I, of course, looked down on them.
But I was not proud, not at all. . I
had a cousin, then, a singularly hand
some young man; whose face was to
mo a delightful study; . Uo was not of
such ungainly height as myself, but
his hair was brown and curling, his
cheeks tinged with red, his eyes glow
ing and sparkling, his manner com
manding, and above all he was a min
ister; Now, in those days ministers
were almost made idols of, and con
sequently were often spoiled.' .' My
cousin. I always, thought had moro
pridothan was good for him, but' he
was so attentive when ho came out in
tho country to make us a long visit,
as io invariably did every summer.
60 pleasant with ns all, that we over
looked his peculiarities. ! .-!
I remember how wo used to watch
him at meal time3, and what a gener
al jingling there was when he took
the Bpoon out of his tea-cup into the
saucer; for we' were an imitative fami
ly, and Cousin Dennis was our beau
ideal pf politeness. ; v
1 'One winter we bad . unusual good
luck,' and father, happening to have a
surplus of money on hand: told nie it
I '.bad a notion to eo the world, I
might go to the neighboring city and
stop till spring. You. may be sure
that I was taller than ever, for aitho'
I was nearly twenty-one I bad sever
been in the city to stop over a 'day 'at;
most, ana vow tuu iuea ui ,penuirig
the winter there was almost over-
fchelminff. -'Every night I' made
programme of my expected tour.
wlierc I 6hotilil go to t It i s night ami
whore next week,' and above all I
thought liow -pleasant it would bo to
share Cousin-Ttynni a' hospitality; for
he had so often urged nio tocouie nnd
spend sometime with him, that I had
no doubt that his delight at seeing mo
would be equal to mine or. seeing him.
A few weeks more nnd the busy fin
gers 'ot 6isters and mother had pre
mv: wardrobe, and tho great
trunk W.13 brought down ll'Oni tllO
nniTftf nrnl atiiiTf.rl till ifalivnca crmlilrul
.'frame would hold no more. Probably
iK.tv.u iiiivi aiiti.M viii iiu ..o uiiiiiiivi
no experienced traveler starting for
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nT.. fL.. n..A .1 I,.1'- l,r.i,w, i'..i. .J,,
'l,"-,iy HUIU. WIU '1 IVlii -IVl lliu
wilderness ot JNew,lorK.
It was late, when' I arrived at my
cousin's house, which with some laud
o-Ki.tn!.,, l..i lim-l ili,i.i f ,wl T lm1
fvilvlllilli;.ilVJ IIHU 'jlllllinvui A nun
never seen it belore, and to mo it was
ns beautitul ns a'liulucc. An old
..ti.,...l.l.,...,.rtl,l,t.,, , 1
vclluhL uuiit hep, uuhou mm, nun
by her 1 was welcomed with a cold
iformaJityLdid not understand, yot,;
1 T Tl-l. til-1 ,1
wearied as 1 was, Mild 1101 iuuik mucn
about (lie subject, but ato my supper
in silence, cheered bv the news that mv
cousin had gone to oilieiate at a wed-
ding, and might not. be homo till c!o-:
ven or' later. ;
Already it was ten, and I unuseil to
6uch late hours, begged to bo shown'
to mv room.' I shall newr forcet how
icy col.l the room was to which I was
Attended. Large and cheerless, til led
with sombre furniture, it wa3 far dill-i
icrent from riiV snuglittle chamber at
lome,, where tho eun shone all day
and where the water: seldom froze.
S I louciiud tliL'm.'seem-
Jedlike ice: and I had not dared
Europe, ever "took halt the number ot
wearables that I, in my simplicity,
far too limited. Hut the great
approach iny fc.t to the jiolished stove
jlow'n stair.-, aud I suiTered ex-
ceedingiy. llowuver, 1 soon forgot in
in which tho old farm-house
and roaring fires 'were principal db-
iects ot interest,' the coldness of the
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bed. Ill tllO Uioynillg, ami bitter COld
it was. 1 aroseatniy usual liour, drcssr
cd and hurried from the chamber.
(iillllil mv V:1V til flu! h:ill. On tho
rack in tho corner lay an ample '"cloth
cloak, which UuppoKed my cour.iu had
thrown off Ju a hurry. Surprised . at
tho unusual fititlness. I tried tho door
front which I' had " made ogress tho
preceding night. It was lucked fast ;
successively 1 tried every door within
my range: alas! there, win neither c
gTcaS nor out-lot, for the front entrance
was also fastened, In such a manner
that it defied all my endeavors to move
the lock. It seems that my consul's
house-keeper was one of the old-fnsh-ioned
Bort, and never retired without
fastening up everything in tho house.
I. question, somewhat whether 6hodid
not lock her bed curtitinp.
rni 1. .l'l T -i.
liiree nionai uoure tun lsiav sniv-1
ering in my room on that eventful1:
ti-irtkii,, r-iil'ii-Miu tnvsi'll U'ltli fli'il. tnl
glances at the'briek wall ot a distille-
rv4 and running over the pages of a
Greek lexicon, which was docidodlv
all Greek to me and nothing else.
A i- i,,nHi ' r.l. w..1pnmn Rn.mil ! tiio
IIIWIIIUk, l'V,i .j..,.
bell ranr! and I. blue with cold, de-
l,l t,lti,n h-ml-l'net rnmn Tlinvn
I .ri.it mv cousin, and for the first time
in my life witnessed a sham welcome.
I did not understand it then; I du tin-
derstand such things better now.:
able, but I saw , that .disappointment!
presided over all his actions,' particu-
larlv when I monlioned,tliat I liad
como for a long viait. But I soon got
over the unpleasant feeling consequent
upon this discovery, and determined
to brave it out. Had ho not btayed
summer alter 6ununer ou my. iauiers
farm? .Did' wo not every six weeJiSj
send hi:n 6omo favor, in the shape of
tho beet winter greenings, "russets or
Baldwins?. Sol put myself on my
dignity, awkward though I was, and
appeared as though ; I bad observed
nothing unpleasant, .' . . "
. .Wherever we weijtrI could see that
my relative was ashamed of his. tall
cousin.- I knew in my soul, that
was good, for something. ' I had tho
consciousness ot lutotlect not very in
ferior to his own. At homo I was fa
mous as a 'Yankee story teller, but
having a fear of the minister's supe
rior, attainments constantly before my
cyes I Ijad never allowed him. to sec
what 1 could do.
The falso timidity; however, was
gradually wearing away. ' I began to
teel antions to- resent iny. cousin a oni-
cioiisness, and daily grew stronger m
my determination todoso.' I noticed
his deportment when he little thought
of it; his quick step ahead,' so as
seem alone, when he met some fash
ionable lady: his manoeuvres to slide
out of church" by himself; his careful
avoidance of all mcution of my name
to others: and 1 thought to myself,
"one day I'll teach you, a lesson, young
trick. .. .. ,., ;
j . r' .. . . .i .
man. in buiio . oi '.your imuioiui.ui
' How it was, I do not know, but
nits ana mysteries ot tashion, it will
help you wonderfully ; they will sup
deemed pose you aro ignorant of etiquette,
j to carvo a chicken. JJy somo awii
heartli wardness, a email, bono Hew from the
edge of tho knife, and slap it wenta
dreams, ! cainst tho nose of a lady opposite,
spattering her facowith gravy.. The
ktdy turned red, the gentleman apolo-
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i g'"". compuuy eeeiueu uio nioii
j usually serious, as a company always
Ijdoeswhcnit restrains itself from a
licartv laush; and 1 looked straight at
stiiiie mismanagement, I 6Vjppose,
invitations Were sent to ins to at
tend a large dinner party, given in
honor of BOino distinguished divine,
then creating quito an excitement in
tiio city. My relative looked astoun
ded when lie found that I resolved to
go, and tried to intimidato mo by hin
ting at tho fashionable character of
tho entertainment. At length, find
ing mo resolute, ho 6aid with a bland
smile. - " 1
"Yon had better let mo introduce
you as my cousin from
tho country ;
and as You are not initiated into the
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titirl tli,,-!,--! fiwman ,t,iv ni'iiimttnaa "
lluvt UKIHWIU J "III vuw.
"inani; you lor nothing, mougiu
1, and consented. 1 '
.: 1 went to tho party.'- There was no
inicfnl.-a Alu-inf it T ,ir-ia at fircf tilinti.
eel in the company ot bo much (ligm-
tv and beauty. 1 trembled lor mvselt.
f nrmJ-. on .L,;fn rtrt o ,1.1 ?
.j i,n,Uil" ""-i "J
liis side a lovel v girl robed in blue,
who looked to ma tho nearest to an
--.ll I.T 11.. Ml . .'
angei lllUL i couri piibbiuiy uiiiimu.
I toon saw that my cousin's heart had
been traveling faster than common in
that direction; he wns devoted to her
although lie kept his eye on mo, to see
that his cousin from tho country did
him no glaring discredit.
1 heard him address her as Miss
Harriet, and once in filling her glass
from the fountain nearby, ho overrun
and tho lluid mingled with tho meat
and gravy on the young lady's plate.
Alia! thought I, glancing at him slily,
"cousin from tho country."
sentiy I noticed another mishap.
A reverend and absent-mindod look
ing gentleman at my right; undertook
y ii'iond across tiio table, saying, as
plainly as eyes could say it, cousin
And that wa3 riot tho end of lU
chapter, for my cousin, in attempting
to cut butter which, as it was an unu
sually warm day, had ice upon it, un
lortvtnately knocked the frozen element
upon the table; and of all tho efforts 1
ever 6aw put forth to catch a slippery
article, those ho mado in the matter oi
securingtliat ice wcrethemost unfortu
First he laid 6iegc with knifo and
fork; but it danced about , like ico be
witched; polka, waltz, and redowa,
stop, hopping now against Miss II ar-
" i"" n
eliding about among hot
vegetables, and suaiiig among meat
dishes until its capture became a mat-
wr oi stuuoorii pnncipie.
iortunately ono of tho servants
tiriod to his help with a largo spoon,
and in using that my cousins elbow
camo in contact with a little glass hll-
cd with pickles, and away it spun over
HltO MlSS IlaiTlut S hip, aUd tllO ICe
Allowed after. Oh! with what gusto
1 could have shouted at that moment,
"consm from the country ! but I pit-
lwl ' wiisiimgiTine, ana coutemea
l' .autl hl "'S9 went more smoothly
and we all gotmerrv over tiio
I assure von. ministers can
assure yon, ministers can enjoy
themselves with gibes and jokes as the
rest of us: and wliy, pray should they
not? Ono after another told sonic
amusing anecdote, until their smooth
6leek visages fairly shone with good
humor. 1 forgot my awkwardness
my cousin Miss Harriet and sitting
down my glass began with a comic
Once upon a time, there was an old
tanner, uvea wav out in the wooub
in old Varmount State
Mv strong nasal accent immediate
ly attracted attention. Instantly there
was silence; every eye was fixed upon
me with a wandering yet respectful
"A hem! a hem!" gru
cousin, turning purple to his hair, and
fungi nt' upon mo Ins handsome eyes
I only needed that glance to confirm my
wavering resolution; if I had felt tear
ful, all traces of timidity were vanish
ed now; and in tuo midst ol express-
ivo Bmiles and some tittering i pnsh
prl nn with mv storv. . It worked like
magic Never hau I spoken before so
kr "e an audience. Every little while
could see by the turn of his head ' and
certain movements that my cousin
was apologizing tor me to Miss Har
riet, aud ho could not eeem to . under-
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Btanu 11, wucu ui iuu uuueiuaiuu a uiii'
versal roar went round the table al
most loud enough to drown the roar
t-. ,t ' M . 1 : .
of JNiagara r ana. Again anu again
the mirth burst forth, and I was -lie
sieged forrcofe,and when wo roso from
the table, 1 was tbo lion ot tho even
ing. and my cousin ffora the city was
forgotten tototally. ''
I wa3 noS surprised at (hat, bnt was
surprised at the very decided marks of!
favor shown mo by Miss Harriet.
The beautiful girl sat besido me, and j
seemed to listen with interest to what-1
over I said. Poor Dennis, tho tables i
were luruea, anu i ueiieve no was
of his cousin from tho coun-
invitations poured in upon mo al
ter that eventful day. I becamo fas
tidious in tho article ofdroBi and ven
tured to raako calls for myself. Tho
circle of my acquaintance enlarged
tho handsome minister no longor cut
mo in public, but walked bodly by my
side up to the clrurch' aisle.' I spent
moro time at my toilet than formerly;
I patronized tho barber, I practiced
mv old fashionod songs, I sang for the '
ladies; in fact I was popular. "
Harriet Newland, tho. lady I
havtJ mentioned betbre, had been for
two seasons reigning bollo. . She was
not wealthy, but tho heir expectant of
a largo property. Sho wa3 a. girl of
decided talent, and no doubt intended ,
to marry well. My .cousin, I saw,
was most assiduously paying Ids ad
dresses to hor. lie confided occasion
ally in me, and always spoko with
transport. . At last things began to
change. He grew silent and moody,
and seldom mentioned hor namo. I
saw her frequently, and had 1 been
vain, tho light that Bparklod in her
eyes, the deep glow on her beautiful
cheeks, would havo led me to 6uspeot
my 'presence called forth tho bright
sparks and tho modest blush.
I Hko tho omnibus for good reasons.
It gives fine opportunity for the Btudy
of human nature. : Ono day I deter
mined on taking tho tour of a fashion
able thoroughfare, and I accordingly
hailed the first'buss,' a gaudy concern,
and commenced our slow journey.
What a multitude were out that day.
White hats and blue hats, with bluer
eyes beneath them ; flying feathers
and dancing' ribbons, and mingled
colors of rich and glossy silks, seemed
inmbled together through tho spaces
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oi intervening veuicius, u nun variety
of costly goods.
Suddenly, without a ' moment's
wffiWngV camo . down'tbe rain, ' such
dodging into shop doora- and uiulei-
shades, such scampering toromnibns-
scs. In less time than I can say it.
our vehicle was apparently full. ' 1
say apparently, for I believe that nnes-
tion ha3 not been decided yet, "When
is an omnibus full?" '.'....
uDriveon','.'said a'grulTv.o'.co, when'got
a pretty bonnet appeared, and a beau
tiful laco looked in. I sprang from my
Beat. Miss Harriet Baw me, and
blushing, mado her way between
a multiplicity of knees, and after some
demurring from Iter sisterhood, found
a tolerable place at my side. It wns
a tight place, I acknowledge',.' but 1
never regretted that squeezing, nev
er! One by one, the occupants emerged
from the buss along Broadway. Sin
cerely glad was I that a favorite max
im of mino had always been "umbrel
la for every change of wind;" I escorted
Miss ' Harriet home, aud spent
the evening there.
The next day I found an opportu
nity to talk with my cousin alono. I
informed that I should m a weekj at
the farthest return to my homo.
His. face brightened.
"But I 6hall. come back again in
"To spend tho next winter per
JNo, not to spend the next winter,
I replied, adding with a Bigmhcant
manner: "I shall stay "but ft Bhort
tune, and when 1 go back, I shall not
lie looked at mo steadily, asking
What do you mean?", . . . ,
"I mean to get married," I replied,
carelessly, throwing my self back in an
easy chair. "You see perhaps, that
my greenness is developing itseii. .
"I think it is." ho returned, unea
sily, and blushing deeply ; "but who
13 bliv; It.- J
other than your
Miss Hattie," I replied assuming . an
air of indifference. .
His eyes flashed in a moment ; ho
sprang from his seat and took' several
rapid turns across me noor. in a nt
tls whilo he Bat down again, but he
was very much' agitated. ' I had,1
confess, taken a wicked kind of pleas
ure in making the announcement, for
his former lalse and unmimstcnal
conduct in slighting me still rankled
in my bosom; but now I felt a sort
sentiment of pity for. him, for I. Baw
how deeply bo Buffered.
At last he resumed the conversa
tion. He was pale, but more compos
ed as bo said: , ''. . !
"You see I am surprised at this an
nouncement. You must ,be aware
with what feelings I have regarded
alias rtcwiana, pui i nave long Bince
r -VT , lt.TI 1 .
ceased to hope for her favor. As all
is settled, may God prosper you.
My disappointment will I trust, result
in my. spiritual advancement. I've
(been too worldly and proud. God
bless you. Farewell."
Now, that wo havo, both of ris,
happy families, and ho is an humble.
,sen-uenying man, i sometimes quiz
jealous zingly ask him if ho remembers that
"cousin from tho ccuutry."
A Bachelor's Defence.
jtliem; while on tho other hand they i
e$tol their own stato as ono of such
perfect bliss, that a chanzo from earth
i ken up for whipping his wife? the
i married man. Who gets divorced?
tho married man. Finally, who has
tho scripture on his Bide? the
thrusts mado by his more fortunato
brethren in tho following etylo :
Bachelors' arc stvled bv married
rrie'rt'wbo havo put their foot into it, as
fonlr half 'perfected beincrs. cheerless
vagabonds, but half a pair of shears,
and many other cuttles' are civen
'to heaven would bo somewhat, of a
doubtful good. If they aro so happy,
why don t they enjoy their happiness,
uieir xongues auoui it i
half tho men tret married
Simply that they may havo
somebodv to darn their stockings, i
6cw buttons on their shirts, and trot
tho babies; that they may havo some-
body, ns a married man onco said "to j
pull oil' thoir boots when they aro a
little balmy.'.' These fellows aro al-
ways talking of tho loneliness of bach
elors. Loneluicss, indeedl Who is
petted to death by tho ladies with
marriageable daughters? invited to
tea and to evening parties, and told to
drop in just when it is convenient?
the bachelor. Who lives in clover all
his days, and when hpdie3jia3 flow
ers Btrewn on his grave by all tho
girls who could .'nt entrap him? tho
bachelor. Who strews flowers on tho
married man's grave? his widow?
not a bit of it; she pulls down the
tombstono that a bix week s 2net has
i. ' i ... i ! ... , . ,
set up in her heart, and goes and gets
married again, 6ho does. Who goes
to bod early because time bangs heavy
on his hands? tho married man.
Who gefs a scolding' for picking out
tho softest Bido of tho bed, and for wa
king up tho baby when he turns out
in tljo morning?-
tho married man.
u no naa woou to spin, nouso-auntiniri
and marketing to do, the yonns ones
to wash, and lazy servant girls to look
after? '-the married man. Who is ta-
bachelor. ; St. Paul knew what ho
was talking about "Ho that marries
does well; but ho that marries not does
better." : ' ' ' '
A sweet young lady of tho tender
and sympathetic ago' of ten, on return
ing from church the: Other day threw
herself languidly upon a sola, and in
a serious tono exclaimed : " '
'" Ueally, mamma, I must decline
attending church with you in future
unless wo can obtain a different pew
from that we at present occupy."
" Why so ? " asked the astonished
" Because, replied tho incipient co
quette, " Thero is a porson in the ad
joining pew who Btares at mo like a
I nest: 1 do assure vou. mv dearest
mamma, that I never gave him the
slightest encouragement." :
Long winped.' A foreign journal
states that llogell, trmpet-major and
band-master of the Artillery of tho
Guard, was to celebrate at Berlin his
fiftieth year of continual service, and
this with his uninjured lungs, In
honor of tho occasion there was to be
a monster concert by. an orchestra
playing upon ;490' instruments, most
of them brass. This llogell blew the
retreat at Jena, and the advance1 at
Leipsic and Waterloo. Whatever else
may be 6aid of the musical veteran,
it is certainly true that ho has "blown
his own trumpet" longer and . with
morn snfpt.v. fiiircess ana renown than
m0at; mcn u0 perform a similar op
A mute race camo off on Thursday
on tho Centervillo course, L. I., for
purse of 50,' milo beats, best three
in five. Four animals wore entered.
The mules exhibited their natural ob
stinacy. Ono fellow was pitched head
over heels ; ono ' mulo baulked . and
could not bo induced to return to the
track, another paid a visit to the inte
rior of the bar, and smashed decan
ters and glasses. A fellow called
Eastern J ack won the three last heats,
and the rider took the purse. '
A couple named Jerry Better and
Louisa Well were married at the ca
thedral, in Cincinnati, on Saturday.
Louisa was Well before, but she
theVlco rrcsident; no Choato mana
Miss script to bo found. Tho next steu was
fr tho person to whom it was address
script manuscript has frequently fur
nished tho basis of many a spirited
Ion mot, tho best we ever saw having
been penned by tho lato Major Noah.
Uut tho peculiar illegibility, of M.
Choate's handwriting will bq seen' by
the following incident:
On tho occasion of tho meeting It
becamo necessary that tho letter of
declination should bo publicly rea,
and tho chairman was called , upon to
fulfill tho office Chairman according
ly roso from his seat and thrnst' hl
hand into his left pocket to find the
letter, Letter wasn't , thcro.- , Chair
man tried the righlwpo go. , , Tried
Uio coaMail pockota--no success. Let;-
'tcr' turned up missing. 'Chairman
stared at Secretary, and Secretary In
turu scrutinized tho countonance 'of
ed to go to ins hotel, Uoi. Kichardli.
Jones', Lock Street, and hunt the let
ter. Col. Jones was as busy when
his guest entered as a musk-rat at high
water, engaged in giring a Dutch
carpenter directions for making an
'What's tho matter, sir?' be aslccd,
ns tho fat gent rushed into'tlm saloon
puffing liko a porpoiso; 'what your
hurry J' ,
'Why, Colonel, I'm as mad as thnn-
uer; I've lost ltnlus Uhoate s letter to
the democratic meeting and they'ro
waiting to hear it read.' -
'Ah, indued!' remarked tho Colonol.
with his usual sympathy. 'Whore did
you lcavo it last?'.
'Well, tho fact is, I don't know, but
I'm pretty sure I left it in my room.
. 'Have you looked there?' '
'Ycs.'butl can't find it.' ';
'Why, that's very strange; Dobody
ias entered your room sinco you left.
Suppose you go up nnd take another
Tho fat gentleman acquiesced . and
they, a8ccndod tho stairs togethor
when fat pint espied a paper lying on
tho floor, which ho declared to bo the
missing document. This ho Bci2cd
and hurried up to ! the State ' Ilonaa
where the meeting was in session;-
no entered, and as tho audicnce; was
oil md OiiiimeienC ol expcCiiSC. 10
' . . ,r ,
i know what Mr. C'hoate s sympathies
were, fat gent's appearance, red as a
lousier in a new sun oi venuuiou,
with a paper in his hand, produced a
round of applause. Fat pent subsided
into a chair and wiped his face with a.
squaro yard of cambric, while Secro-"
tary arose, adjusted his spectacles and
neck-tie, pulied up his shirt collar
precisely . three-quarters, of an inch.,
higher, aud then ; unfolded tho 'docu-;
ment. When ho did so, ho blushed
scarlet red, returned paper to fat gent
and sat down.' Audience began to1
hiss, whilo fat gent soon saw that in-
stead of the Chonte letter, ho. bad.
brought with hira by mistake, an ar
chitectural design. The. houso thea
weut Into ah uproar. As it was t;oo
lato to read the letter, whilo the sicre-;
tary stated tho facta- iii the case; our .'
fat friend returned to Col., Jones : to
enlist his sympathy. While the Col. .
was listening to ,1ns chubby" friend's
narrative, iu comes a Dutch caronter
with a planed board under bis arm,''
Bawed in angles innumerable.' Dntchy j
looked irate, aqd, as a matter of course,
his employer wished to know why. .
'Why, Chories, I sbust give up dia,"
sbob and has-nothing more to do mit
it dat is all!' "' :
'Why not?' was the surprised re
joinder. ;. --: ti'. Tf")
'Yes, why- not V added fat gent,
quite interested in the man's manner.
'Well, pecause it takes . too much
stuffand too much work, aud I loose r
money on it pesidee.' '. " . !
' Why you get all you ask, ' don't '
you?' inquirod the Col: ' ' "
Yes: but you' tell me tbat thediV:;
gram was plaiu, and you send mtl ono 'J
what is different every tun foot, and as
hard to make as dor tuyiell'
Why, that's odd said the Colonel,
let's look at it.' . . ' .
'Dero, by tonder!' said Dutchy, pro-'
Jucing the paper and spreading it on
the table. . 'Shoost dell me bow you .
dinks I make dat for six tollars?'.'
'The dencol' exclaimed., the Col.,
with emphasis, ; . ,, . -'
'Goodness gracious I' said the , fat ,
gentleman, he's been making a cor
nice ly that Choate letter!7 "
Such was the case.'. ' The carpenter""
a newly arrived Lcipsiger had.by '
some mistake, got hold ot the fat gen-
tleman's treasurer and snppoaing.it t
be the draft of .a 'tam Yankee cornice,
had laithJully endeavored to Baw out-,
a pattern. , It was a . most unexamT
pled case of perse verence under ex. '
treme difflcultiea, as- Col. CboateV
manuscript looks very much what ait
Virginia worm fence must appear to, .
a genUem.in upon a hard spree.